MANILA- President Rodrigo Duterte urged Filipinos to uphold the rule of law in the fight against lawlessness in his National Heroes Day message.
Duterte called on Filipinos to honor national heroes by emulating their examples, saying the nation must "continue to embrace their ways in our daily undertakings."
"Let us honor them by upholding the rule of law, protecting our nation and fostering goodwill among ourselves," he said.
"We will harness the same virtues as we continue to fight against lawlessness, criminality and poverty that hinders us from achieving our full potential," he added.
Malacañang has declared Monday, August 28 as a regular holiday in commemoration of National Heroes Day.
Read the President's full message below: